Memories of Chitkul

Watercolor illustrations and journal entries about a trip to Chitkul (or Chittkul), a scenic village in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. Travel tips and stories to help you plan your Himalayan vacation and solo travel in India. Continue reading Memories of Chitkul

Back again in a coffee plantation

          This post is a part of a blog series on Coffee by Tushar Shukla. Living in South India for over a decade, I have visited coffee plantations quite a few times in Coorg, Chikmagalur and Tamil Nadu (Honey Valley, Ozone Valley, Makkithitta, Chingara, Club Mahindra Madikeri and Virajpet, Lake Forest Yercaud etc.). And Coorg being a favorite for us, have … Continue reading Back again in a coffee plantation

Panchhi Banu Udati Phirun …

पंछी बनूँ उड़ती फिरूँ मस्त गगन में आज मैं आज़ाद हूँ दुनिया की चमन में Panchhi Banu Udati Phirun Mast Gagan Men Aaj Main Aazaad Hun Duniya Ke Chaman Men English translation:  As a bird, I want to fly in the beautiful sky. Today, I have been liberated in the garden of the world.  When you do things from your soul, you feel a river … Continue reading Panchhi Banu Udati Phirun …

Office of the Post Master General of Goa, Panjim

Weathered cities and old buildings have always captivated me. So last month, while in Goa I was delighted to come across one such city. Just out of a grueling overnight bus journey from Bangalore, I was hungry and in search of a good café. Panjim Bus Stop was overflowing with touts peddling rooms, bikes, cars, everything on rent! I needed a short break to refuel … Continue reading Office of the Post Master General of Goa, Panjim